This programme considers the futures we might gift, extrapolate or create from our present tensions, through the eyes of those bequeathed.
An odyssey of desires from queer to Afrofuturism to the posthuman: all have a stake in this planet and demand a request for a better tomorrow.
Road movie202033 mins
Two teenagers traverse a post-apocalyptic California in this tale of an inherited wasteland, unprepared resilience and compassion, which points to the beginnings of a new future.
Animation & Artists Moving Image202012 mins
Sculptor and filmmaker Adonia Bouchehri’s merging of work-life space shared with a kiwi bird, a turtle and large jelly rats.
Animation & Artists Moving Image202013 mins
A foley artist creates sounds for a film starring a dressage horse, with a thrilling performance from queer artist and performer Simon(e) Jaikiriuma Paetau.
Science Fiction202014 mins
An interplanetary symphony for Sofia.
Animation & Artists Moving Image202010 mins
Artist-filmmaker Gaby Sahhar’s Truth and Kinship follows three young people in their search for social mobility, questioning how cities adapt to serve capitalist male identities to the detriment of others.
Portrait based on the first cinematic representation of Afro-American intimacy in the 1898 film Something Good-Negro Kiss.
Science Fiction202010 mins
Jarman award-nominated artist Mikhail Karikis and young activists explore mutual care in the new meteorological era of 2050.
Afrofuturism and carnival as resistance at the Junkanoo festival in the Bahamas, from Aesthetica Art Prize winner Rhea Storr.
Artist, musician and filmmaker Stan Greengrass’ documentary explores the sacrifice of starting HRT for trans singers who rely on their voice for performance.